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for quite some time. let's check your weather and traffic. lawrence gets us started. good morning. >> good morning. we have seen a pretty good soaking around the bay area. looks like it's tapering offer a little bit along the peninsula. some scattered showers here, continuing to trace across the bay and into parts of the east bay. it will be more widely spread toward the middle of the day and the afternoon. we may get some sunny breaks but there are more storms on the horizon. we'll talk about that in a moment. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> big probable in livermore. westbound 580, two lanes blocked a multi-vehicle crash, two to three cars involved ambulance on the scene and traffic backups continue to grow. 16 miles per hour towards the accident scene and your drive time as well coming out of the altamont pass, stacking up towards about 20 minutes. so once you get past north greenville, speeds improve but again, this is definitely going to be our problem spot for right now for the start of the morning commute. much more traffic coming up. in the meantime, back to you guys. >>
a landslide ended up on the tracks thursday. trains are back in service today. >>> a woman who used to be barry bonds' mistress will testify today about bonds comment on steroids and how his body changed over time. sharon chin is in san francisco now with the preview. >> reporter: good morning. kimberly bell, a key witness for the prosecution today in the bonds trial, barry bonds' ex-girlfriend expected to say that told her before the 2000 baseball season that he was using steroids. in what could be sensational testimony, she plans to tell the jury she witnessed mental and physical changes in the slugger, including acne on his back and shoulders, bloating, hair loss and changes to his genitals. bonds is accused of lying to a grand jury in 2003 when he testified he never knowingly used steroids. other witnesses scheduled to take the stand for the prosecution this week in the bonds trial, giants clubhouse manager mike murphy, expected to describe the increase in bonds' hat size, the team's former trainer stan conte will talk about his interactions with bonds and physical changes he no
. butler what would allegedly use female decoys to get men drunk and once they were behind the wheel, he would call tanabe to arrest them. the lawyer for wielsch wouldn't say whether other ex-antioch cops could be investigated. he said his client has had conversations with the d.a. >> if part of the truth implicates other people, then how do you stop implicating other people if you are going to tell the entire truth? >> reporter: we have learned that there is a drug case going to the courts today and that the public defender in that case may ask for a dismissal because it is linked to these three officers. frank? >> i'm sure that's the first of many if this thing goes deep, deep, deep, don't you think? >> reporter: absolutely, definitely a possibility. we have heard talk there could be a number of case that could be dismissed because of this. >> just beginning. okay, christin ayers live i danville, thank you. >>> a surveillance video is out in the ongoing review of drug busts by san francisco plainclothes officers. video taken at the hen roy hotel released by the san francisco public def
. >>> four new york journalistst held in libya have been released. the u.s. says it expects to turn control of the libyan military mission over to the french or the british in just a matter of days. this after several days of pounding by coalition forces in the air and on the sea. a top france official said it's likely to be a long one. we have a live report from washington on where the united states stand this morning, coming up. >>> more smoke seen at that damaged nuclear power plant. >> more smoke came from the reactor. officials say it probably killed more than 18,000 people. the world bank says it could take five years to rebuild and cost $235 billion. you can support disaster relief efforts. text the red cross to donate $10. >>> the barry bonds trial, we've been talking about it for years now starts in just a few hours. ann is in san francisco where jury selection is the first step. finally getting it going. good morning, ann. >> reporter: that's right. jury selection will be at 8:30 this morning. dozens of them filled out questionnaires and this morning they will be selected. as far
in effect until 9:00 this morning. so again, you can use the connector ramp. but expect delays and you may band to consider lewelling instead and at the bay bridge toll plaza -- you may want to consider lewelling instead. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, no problems. new accident on the san tomas expressway. details on that coming up. >>> thank you. we have some breaking news this in the east bay. a fire at the refinery-like building in newark. chopper 5 just got on the scene. it's hang on cherry street and mowry avenue. alameda county fire confirms the fire sat a refinery-like structure. both newark and county fire are involved. we have a crew on the way and we'll bring you a live report as soon as get set up. >>> barry bonds' former mistress back on the stand today in his perjury trial. now, she has already provided some graphic details about how bonds changed emotionally and physically allegedly because of alleged steroid use. let's go to sharon chin. she is in san francisco with what comes next. sharon, good morning. yao good morning. -- >> reporter: good morning. this afternoon, thre
are telling us the fire is contained, some smoke still coming from the building and they hope to open some lanes within the next little bit so they are telling us hopefully shortly they will open some lanes but brannan at least some lanes blocked between 6th and 7th. no other major accidents on the roads anywhere out there so quiet on the chp reports. so here's live look at the san mateo bridge where traffic is free-flowing and nice dry commute, big change from last week so look good between hayward and the peninsula. that is your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a pot left on the stove, that's what firefighters tell us sparked a fire at an apartment in san francisco early this morning. it broke out at about 3:30 in the building at 19th avenue and lawton street. about 40 people were forced to evacuate for an hour. one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. >>> the city of hercules declares an emergency because of the slides that are threatening eight homes there. some of those homes are literally holding up the side of the hill that came tumbling down in the recent r
kohara. thank you so much for joining us. the time is 6:00. >> good morning, folks. we have a lot of clouds out there this morning and we are seeing more scattered showers, not a washout, but indeed we are seeing some wet stuff showing up this morning. see most of that activity now shifting toward parts of the south bay and along the peninsula but everybody has a chance of some rain. we see a glimmer of sunshine coming our way. we'll talk more about that in a moment. but let's check traffic with elizabeth right now. >> thank you, lawrence. wet stuff on the roads but fortunately it is still a pretty nice ride across the bay area. here's a live look along the peninsula. 101 traffic in san mateo near the poplar exit. headlights are moving northbound, quick trip this morning up towards burlingame all the way up towards sfo. more traffic coming up including a check of mass transit in a little bit. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> protests get heated over at uc-berkeley. 17 people have been arrested accused of refusing to leave a campus building. anne makovec joins us live from berke
talked to commuters who told us they haven't even seen price this is high in chicago and washington dc, throughout the bay area, we are seeing prices a bit lower than that, some looking down right cheap in comparison to these prices in the 3.90s all of these driven by instant in north africa and middle east. now the obama administration youtubeing about tapping the us oil reserves opinions are mixed about that. >> i would say loosen it up, let it flow to americans, so we can afford it. you want a recovery, lower oil prices. >> reporter: that is what some drivers out here are telling us tap those oil reserves we already did that back in 2005, bush administration tapped the oil reserve sending oil prices down 9¬Ęs and had a positive impact on prices however some politicians are saying this should be a last resort. we will have to wait and see what the obama administration does meanwhile drivers will continue for the short term to feel that pain at the pump sydnie. >> wow incredible prices behind you. thanks very much. >>> as kristin mentioned oil prices soaring above $106 a barrel in asi
>> i'm sydnie kohara. the u.s. sending airplanes to japan for americans who want to get out of the country. the fukushima nuclear complex in danger of a meltdown. let's go to charlie d'agata in japan. good morning, charlie. >> reporter: we are trying to make our way towards the quake zone. the japanese military has taken over control of the highways for humanitarian aid. we are going to try to get as close as we can. we're cutting through the mountains, you can see the snow, while trying to avoid at all costs getting near the nuclear power plant. >>> reporter: military helicopters launched an all-out water assault on japan's crippled nuclear power plant in a desperate attempt to buy more time. crews are racing to finish a new power line that could restore crucial water pumps, the best options many experts say to cool dangerously hot reactor and prevent a nuclear meltdown. >> we believe that radiation levels are extremely high which could possibly impact the ability to take corrective measures. >> reporter: the biggest worry is reactor 4. wednesday u.s. officials warned the u
dry commute, here's miss elizabeth. >> chopper 5 is up live over milpitas showing us 880 traffic near the 237 interchange. and we are doing just fine this morning. easy ride all the way down towards the south bay of san jose. i think that's where they are going to head next. let's go to our maps show you some more live traffic cameras. at the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights still remain off. but we are starting to see slight delays only in the cash lanes just a couple-minute delay there. again easy ride into san francisco. more traffic coming up in the meantime back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> libya's embattled dictator in total denial. >> they love me, all my people with me, they love me all. >> some big names in show business have profited from moammar qaddafi's fortune. >>> and the bay area transit drivers busted for taking snack breaks, reading and even sleeping behind the wheel. show you that and much more coming up. [ female announcer ] served with your choice of side dish. all for only $12.99. and get our endless salad bar for just $2.99. sizzler. thinking fresh.
to peninsula on 101 use 280 instead. more details on the accident coming up. right now back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> the deadline is here but governor jerry brown has asked lawmakers to delay today's vote on his budget plan. christin ayers is in oakland with how the standoff could now impact bay area schools. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. governor brown said all along that his plan would spare schools billions in budget cuts but now he is asking for a delay on a vote, specifically so that he can garner support from republicans to try and reach a deal. let's take a look at some of the numbers, what he is looking at with his budget. he is trying to close a $25 billion deficit and his budget would make $12.5 billion in cuts and then generate $12 billion in revenue through a series of tax extensions that voters would have to approve in a special election. >> what i'm asking people is not to vote for cuts or taxes but to let the people decide what it is they want. what is the vision of california? >> reporter: if the plan is not approved, education could face $5 billion in f
. >> and a miramonte grad to boot. not enough of us. all things orinda here. >>> why facebook is good for your self-esteem, coming up. >> and artificial retinas are helping people see once again including one palo alto man. that and much more coming up. >> he just all of a sudden exclaimed i can see her hand. >> very good. >> the important step researchers are taking to help restore total vision for the blind. the next, you start one feeling a bit the moment you feel run down or achy, nip flu-like symptoms in the bud, with oscillococcinum. get oscillo and feel like yourself again. oscillococcinum, nip it in the bud. >>> we have some breaking news this out of libya where we're just hearing a libyan warplane has fired strikes near an oil port where pro-government forces are fighting with protestors there. a witness says no one died in the blast. it was apparently an attempt to scare off opponents of libyan dictator moammar qaddafi. qaddafi has been stepping up attacks on rebel forces and also this morning, an international criminal court is opening investigations into libya. two u.s. warships
the evacuees returned to the u.s. military personnel will help them get settled finding hotels or helping them to travel to their final destinations. when the u.s. defense department authorized the voluntary departure program last week, about 9,000 people expressed interest so this week as a result at least 20 charter flights will be bringing military families home from japan and given the earthquake and tsunami and radiation damage from the power plants in japan it's not known when or if the families will go back to japan. but some hundreds of them will be expected to arrive here at travis air force base. the expected time is 6:05. really could be anytime so we are looking for that dc-10 to arrive here. frank? >> well, it sounds like a lot of activity there. we'll check in again, sharon. thank you very much. live at travis air force base this morning. >>> a police manhunt this morning for a driver who allegedly tried to kidnap a peninsula teenager. redwood city police say a suspect pulled into a driveway in the 100 block of arch street yesterday and and told the 14- year-old to get into the
the wind is a problem for commuters. but we start with lawrence. good morning to you. you told us to get ready for it, and the worse is coming onshore. >> it's coming onshore and intensifying over the next few hours so yeah, the commute will be rough if you are going out. be very, very careful. already starting to see heavier rain in parts of the north bay. showers continuing all the way down into the bay now and we are beginning to see more showers. so far that's for the most part -- we have one cell moving over oakland that could bring some moderate amounts of rainfall so that's what we are going to see as we watch through the morning. this is going to be intensifying. winds will be gusting, as well. urban and small stream flood advisory going up. ponding on the roads. we'll see a rapid rise. ends with gusting 45 miles per hour especially at the coast and over coastal hills. expect downed power lines and trees. pretty intense storm system off the coast. it is really bearing down on the bay area right now. it will bring with it heavier rainfall until this afternoon when it turns
'agata, cbs 5. the u.s. navy has established a heightened awareness of 100 nautical miles around the stricken nuclear power plant. any pilots flying missions there will have to take potassium iodide and be screened for radiation when it they return. live in niigata, japan, i'm charlie d'agata, back to you >> charlie, frank mallicoat here in san francisco. curious, how far are you now from the epicenter of sendai? and can you share some of the stories you have heard from some of the refugees behind you? how are they doing? >> reporter: yes. we're about 80 miles i would say west o sendai and fukushima dai-ichi is in the other direction. most of the people here are from the fukushima area and i think we have to remember that the region where the power plant is was already struck by an earthquake and tsunami that damaged the power plant itself. so they were affected by the earthquake. they survived the earthquake. they survived the tsunami. some of the people we spoke to lived within 10 miles of the fukushima plant. one woman with a child, she is nine months pregnant, 2-year- old child, she wasn'
for joining us. let's check weather and traffic. lawrence, good morning. >> good morning. we have a great day coming up as we are going to see lots of sunshine especially toward the afternoon, patchy fog right now but yup, this could very well be the warmest day of the week as high pressure is building in. some of the temperatures in the 60s and the 70s. but there is a storm brewing. we'll let you know when we expect that to move onshore. right now, let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. out live towards the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights are off but we are starting to see slight delays in some of the cash lanes. we also have muni delays that we are dealing with as well this morning. more traffic coming up. in the meantime, back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> again, 6:00 and we begin this morning with news of a manhunt for a sex offender believed to have skipped town during his trial. the man from pittsburg was last seen 10 days ago. the "mercury news" reports he had a dramatic run-in with his victim at the courthouse. she reportedly saw him and started sobbin
were damaged. two sunken vessels have been recovered. today crews will use sonar to locate the rest and figure out whether there are any pollution risks. the coast guard is enforcing its safety zone meaning the harbor is off limits to boat traffic. but owners do have access to their boats. the harbor will be closed at least until next weekend. >>> we'll have a live report from tokyo coming up in just about 7 minutes from now. you can also find continuing coverage of the japan quake including a slide show of the bay area tsunami damage. it is all at >>> in other news, one problem fixed and another just beginning. right now as gianna has been telling us bart is experiencing 15-minute delays at montgomery street and west oakland in both directions but a bigger glitch was fixed in concord. sharon chin is here with the last minute fixes. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, we understand that those delays there at those other stations related to equipment trouble but not related to the derailment yesterday here in concord. so, yes, here in concord the crews were able
kohara. thanks so much for joining us. your time coming up on 6:00. and as frank mentioned, a new round of storms today so let's go ahead and begin with lawrence in the weather center. don't hang your head in shame. we know you're just the messenger. >> thank you very much. we saw mud slides and trees down, messy. some of the cells impressive today. heavier amounts of rain into the east bay and take a look at this. we have this strong cell that's moving into richmond that's going to be a heavy downpour through this area. we'll continue just for a few minutes and then they will start to move out and we are going to see this on and off throughout the day today. you are going to see a couple of sunny breaks and a heavy downpour again. you get the idea. keep that umbrella handy. it will be on and off throughout the day today. so the main cold front is gone through after bringing in heavy rainfall to the bay area. lot of of snow in the sierra nevada. but the core of the low still located right here and that will bring on -- sweep on more moisture into the bay area to keep the rainfall going
's a wet wednesday march 23 i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks so much for joining us. your time is 6:00. 11 straight days of rain and counting. >> a lot. >> we want team coverage on this morning's storm. anne makovec live in marin, where there's some flooding. elizabeth wenger at the bay bridge, but first off let's start with a check of weather and traffic, lawrence in the weather center and we can see that hi-def doppler behind us. >> it's been ripping around the bay area this morning, folks. if you are on the roads be careful. the cold front literally coming through right now stretching down from vacaville, fairfield into concord and livermore and fremont. pockets the moderate to heavier rainfall into pleasant hill and concord. you see the cell moving by now and we have seen some strong gusty winds with that. we have gusts over 30 miles per hour, even one over 50 miles per hour. so you get the idea the cold front moving by. the heaviest amounts of rainfall probably this morning. then showers into the middle of the morning. flash flood watches in the coastal sections and t
to convince a judge to dismiss a criminal case. she joins us now live. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, the judge threw out a felony case. it was a marijuana case, granted, and the man did have a medical marijuana card. but there are concerns now that this new video, this whole case, could show a broader spectrum of police misconduct here in san francisco. the judge tossed out that felony drug case after seeing this video. it's from security cameras of the local apartment building. these are the officers in the garage and in the hallway when they allegedly went into an apartment without consent or a search warrant. the video was shown by public defender jeff adachi. it apparently contradicts the officers' report that their badges were visible and they had received permission when they went into the suspect's apartment because of the smell of marijuana. >> i'm not going to jump up and down and panic every time jeff adachi states that the sky is falling. >> the smell of marijuana in this city is not an emergency circumstance. >> reporter: dozens of other cases have been dis
conference right now, they're going to give us more details, on what all they accomplished and what we're looking at, coming ahead but the final step for the actual tower is going to be putting that big cap on the top of the tower. so a major accomplishment for crews out here. they say it is a big morale booster for all of the crews out there. and again, we will have more details coming up in the next half hour. frank? >> i'm sure they're very excited about it. it is fun to watch it as it goes up. christin ayers live at the bay bridge this morning. thank you. >>> and some major changes are coming to the way pg&e deals with gas pipeline safety. company officials say they will be sending safety information by mail to anyone living within 2,000 feet of a pipeline. they will also begin installing loom shutoff valves -- automatic shutoff valves on their systems. this comes of course after three days of ntsb hearings in washington on the san bruno blast. the ntsb expects to release its final report in a few months. >>> 6:03. the san jose firefighters union has agreed to major concessions, th
. the authorities who we just spoke to were sort of counseling us on where we could go if this water washes onshore which they are expecting to happen. so we probably will in a short amount of time be seeking higher ground to try to still bring you some of this information, as well. back to you, frank. >> okay, some good advice there, yeah. don't want to get wet, stay safe, and we'll see you in a little bit. now, with the tsunami warning looming overhead, san francisco officials are taking some early precautions. the great highway has been shut down completely. anne makovec with advice for people along the coast there. anne? good morning. >> reporter: yeah. we have been watching the ocean here. this is ocean beach behind me. i'm standing on the great highway which is closed to the public. i'm just a little bit south right now of the cliff house. and the ocean really looks pretty normal for this time of the morning. we are not expecting any sort of surge for at least another hour or two. about your we do have our eye on it. you can see there's even -- but we do have our eye on it. you can see there'
.0 and she joins us now. i guess you already did and you're no worse for the wear , huh? >> reporter: i did, frank. i would say my stomach might be a little bit worse for the wear but overall we're okay. we got a glimpse of what it's like to be in an 8 magnitude. if you look at the video, we saw things shake, dropping off shelves. a lot of things did stay put because they were actually secured by gels and that sort of thing and by straps for some of the top heavy items like tv and shelves staying in place. right now i am joined like by dean reese with emergency earthquake preparedness center. we are talking about what you need in order to be prepared in case of an earthquake. you don't want to be caught unawares. so what do you need? >> here in the bay area we have all the bridges. if you get caught on the wrong side of the bridge and you're not prepared you need to have these necessary components. we want to have food, water, ponchos, emergency blankets, emergency lights. you haver chemical lights here that will last for 12 hours. you saw in 911 people didn't have dust masks, goggles, the
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